Speculation about the ShadowBrokers increasingly turns toward the possibility that their source could be disgruntled NSA alumni.
Researchers have offered electrical utilities advice on how to discern early signs of cyberattacks similar to those that have afflicted Ukraine. Dragos and others warn that the malware employed is readily adaptable to grid targets anywhere. Such targets need not be older forms of power generation and distribution: wind farms, for example, are also susceptible to attack.
Flashpoint researchers warn that the venerable Trickbot has adopted some of the worm-like functionality that enabled WannaCry and NotPetya to spread rapidly.
The effects of NotPetya continue to be felt. At the end of last week pharmaceutical company Merck disclosed that its manufacturing had been disrupted and has yet to fully recover. Merck warns that the attack can be expected to have material effects on the company's performance.
Two Swedish ministers have resigned over that country's large data exposure scandal.
ISIS has lost most of its core territory. Observers expect that the terrorist group will make some attempt to reconstitute its claims to being a renewed Caliphate through its online presence.
Small businesses can be hit hard by ransomware, but Nextgov reports that the widely quoted statistic that sixty-percent of the businesses so hit go under within six months is exaggerated. The publications says it's working to run the stat to ground, but that it's symptomatic of the shaky information that circulates in the cyber sector.
Automotive cybersecurity shop Trillium has announced its acquisition of CanBusHack.